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Old 05-26-2006, 10:16 PM   #1
kreplech
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ok ... i'm a total newb


hey folks. glad to be hear. really looking forward to getting to know linux better. i've had a chance to work on a few LAMP development projects, and i think i'd like to start getting my linux on in the crib. ya knew? ...uhm... anyway, so i guess i'll start posting some questions...

I have an extra box layin around - i'd like to put linux on it and use it as a web server. what version of linux would be most appetizing? what resources are around for newbs to learn this sort of thing? i mean, of course i'm gonna go ahead and look around on my own - but if you have any suggestions, i'd really like to hear 'em.

thanks!
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:45 PM   #2
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slackware or debian would be good choices for a nice stable server.

resources are LQ of course, and the entire web for that matter, with google.com/linux, clusty.com, etc., man pages, application documentation, and so on. what did you do with LAMP? sounds like you're pretty familiar with the basics at least, yes?
 
Old 05-27-2006, 10:59 AM   #3
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total f-in newb

thanks for the quick reply. i'll check out those links too.

my limited experience with lamp has just been in deving up a couple little projects... but, to be honest i'm not even sure what the "basics" are yet. manipulating files at the command line, vi, messin around with apache... that's pretty much the extent of my experience, which is why i want to get started so badly. so... slackhack or debian eh?


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slackware or debian would be good choices for a nice stable server.

resources are LQ of course, and the entire web for that matter, with google.com/linux, clusty.com, etc., man pages, application documentation, and so on. what did you do with LAMP? sounds like you're pretty familiar with the basics at least, yes?
 
Old 05-27-2006, 11:08 AM   #4
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Either one will work well for a server. I tend to lean towards Slack myself as I've always found Debian a bit slow, but for a server it works well. Both are very stable if you are conservative with the packages.
 
Old 05-27-2006, 11:29 AM   #5
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I agree, both of those distros work great for servers. I think Slackware is a little easier to customize for a desktop though (or to anything for that matter)

FYI: The official Slackware forum is on LQ.

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